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We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road.

We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening.

Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline.

The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio.

Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses.

Course Overview

This course will provide an opportunity for experienced printmakers to further their exploration of the diverse processes and techniques offered in print. You will work in the well-equipped studio with specialist facilities to further develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of prints. Working within a studio provides a unique dynamic which encourages group discussions, collaboration and cross pollination of ideas and approaches, and can be a great way for artists to embrace their practice both technically and conceptually. You will be supported in this activity through individual tutorials and group critiques which are aimed at encouraging a useful reflective practice.

Course Description

This course will provide an opportunity for experienced printmakers to further their exploration of the diverse processes and techniques offered in print. You will work in the well-equipped studio with specialist facilities to further develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of prints.

Working within a studio provides a unique dynamic which encourages group discussions, collaboration and cross pollination of ideas and approaches, and can be a great way for artists to enhance their practice both technically and conceptually. You will be supported in this activity through individual tutorials and group critiques which are aimed at encouraging a useful reflective practice.

What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements)

This class is aimed at experienced printmakers, therefore applicants should be confident using etching and printmaking equipment.

What does the course lead to?

This course provides an opportunity to gain confidence and autonomy when working within a print room. You will be encouraged to build a portfolio of prints which could to assist progression to higher level courses.

Where will I study?

The printmaking studio is at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road, just off the Kings Road, in the Carlyle building on the ground floor, room CG05.

How much should I study outside class?

It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials, of your choice, outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing which cannot be done at home. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended.

Are any course materials online?

Once you are enrolled on the course you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment. Here you will find materials and information in support of your studies.

What books and equipment do I need?

You need to bring: a sketchbook and some art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron. You will also need heavy duty rubber gloves which can be bought in the studio.

What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there?

There is a studio fee of £20.00 per term payable to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio.

Resources

We are a well resourced department and have a well equipped printroom. You do not need to source your plates or paper for the course, we have large stocks of different materials which you can purchase from us in small quantities.

The studio has excellent light and has specialist facilities for all the intaglio techniques and includes:

  • 2 Rochat presses, bed size 26″x48″
  • 1 relief press for lino cuts, bed size 16”x20”
  • A UV light exposure unit for transferring images to plates
  • A3 flat-bed scanner to digitise something you have drawn or photographed Mac and PC computers using Photoshop for post production work on images you have shot or scanned in (drawing or photographs)
  • Campus: Chelsea Centre
  • Times: Fri 10:30 - 16:30
Program taught in:
  • English

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450 GBP
Full Fee £450
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